Banks principal in the running for superintendent in Covington County

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Banks Middle School Principal Dr. Mike Hall is in the running to be the next superintendent of Covington County Schools.

“When I went back and worked on my doctorate, it was really a kind of goal to be a superintendent,” Hall shared. “I have always been interested in that and now this opportunity has presented itself.”

Five candidates were chosen from 12 applicants. Those five, including Hall, will be interviewed beginning next week.

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Hall said, while the opportunity to become a superintendent is exciting, the move would be bittersweet.

“The Banks School and the Banks community out here is just phenomenal,” Hall said. “If I had grandchildren I would want them out here in Banks School. It is just a great place to work and the staff is as good as I have seen anywhere.

“That would be the hardest part of the decision, if I were to get the opportunity.”

The other four candidates are Shannon Driver, Straughn High School principal; Craig Nichols, Pleasant Home School principal; Donny Powell, Florala High School Principal; and Dr. Craig Ross, Robertsdale High School principal.

Covington County Schools expects to make a decision about the system’s next superintendent on May 13.